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project engineer has allowed him to take a different perspective on the industry in turn rounding out his experience. In this capacity he had the opportunity to get to know many consultants and suppliers in the province. Harley gained his civil engineering de-gree at the University of Saskatchewan in 2000. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscien-tists of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, and the Canadian Technical Asphalt As-sociation. Harley also currently sits on the Tri-Party committee as a representative of the SHCA. MARY PANTELUK, VICE-PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, KPCL DIRT MOVERS, ESTEVAN, SASK. Mary Panteluk works closely with the com-pany’s senior management, administration and safety teams to provide over-sight and leadership in the recruitment, training, onboarding and retention of employees. Since joining the company full -time in September 2012, she has assisted in the growth of the company by ensuring skilled trades and support staff were available to meet the company’s growth demands. This involves the recruiting of many profession-al and trade positions across the company. To support the company’s recruitment efforts, she participated in a successful re-cruitment mission to Ireland in 2013; in-tegrated online tools for the hiring of em-ployees through the company’s website; and developed strategies to hire Aboriginal persons. She fills a unique liaison position be-tween KPCL’s field and head office opera-tions by standardizing administration and safety processes. Alongside her human re-sources role, she is responsible for KPCL’s marketing program and website. As part of the executive team respon-sible for the ongoing welfare and growth of the company, which operates over 200 pieces of heavy construction equipment and employs approximately 300 employees at peak construction, her recent focus has been innovating KPCL’s hiring practices. 16 | ROCKTOROAD | APRIL 2017 This has included the implementation of a behavioural-based survey tool that significantly increases the odds of the com-pany making good hires. Moving forward her goal is to increase the company’s diversity and inclusion and to focus on growing a permanent stable workforce. Prior to becoming joining the company Mary worked with the provincial govern-ment’s Enterprise Saskatchewan in the manufacturing sector and worked for the federal government’s Western Economic Diversification to connect local manufac-turing capabilities with prime contractors fulfilling defence procurement contracts. She successfully completed a com-merce degree in business management at the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business. This has provided the foundation for her practical experience and piqued her curiosity for continuous learn-ing and growth. Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 2014. This has complemented his practical experience and provided him with a basis of under-standing of industry related design princi-pals and theory. While Riley’s primary focus is on the day-to-day operations of KPCL’s projects, top of mind for him is the safety and wellbeing of KPCL’s employees. He pro-vides both leadership and mentorship to KPCL’s management and employees on having a safety-first attitude. Riley believes that employee safety is key to owning and operating a success-ful business in the heavy construction industry. WANT TO NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE FOR ROCK TO ROAD'S TOP 10 UNDER 40 FOR 2017-18? Nominations are due by March 2018. Submissions are accepted year-round for the program. RILEY PANTELUK, VICE-PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, KPCL DIRT MOVERS, ESTEVAN, SASK. Riley Panteluk provides leader-ship and direc-tion to teams of supervisors, foreman and me-chanics at each of KPCL’s projects. A highly experienced individual in the heavy construction industry, he has grown with the company which now operates over 200 pieces of heavy construction equipment and employs approximately 300 employees at peak construction. Prior to becoming vice-president of op-erations, Riley worked in the family-owned company for 10 years overseeing the con-struction of numerous earthworks projects in the province. He has a well-rounded depth of ex-perience in the industry; humbly start-ing out washing heavy equipment in his early teens before moving onto the opera-tion and maintenance of the equipment. As he became competent in the trade and gained more experience in the industry, he took on increasing roles of responsibility; first as an earthworks foreman and then as a supervisor. In addition to Riley’s other accomplish-ments, he successfully completed a diplo-ma in mining engineering technology at WHO CAN SUBMIT A NOMINATION? Nominators can include advisors, supervisors, coworkers, or colleagues familiar with the nominee’s work and character. WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED ABOUT THE NOMINEE? Potential information to submit about the nominee can include, but is not exclusive to: projects or initiatives the individual is or has been involved in; results from past projects; day-to-day job responsibilities; workplace initiatives outside of regular job duties; and community involvement. WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFO ON THE TOP 10 UNDER 40? For more information on the Top 10 Under 40, visit www. rocktoroad.com or contact Andrew Snook, editor of Rock to Road at firstname.lastname@example.org.